Top 5 Control Engineering content: May 13-19, 2024

The top 5 pieces of content from the past week includes VFD, AI, power equality and more.

By Tyler Wall May 20, 2024
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Control Engineering’s top 5 pieces of content over the past week includes VFD, AI, power equality and more.

1. Important advancements in VFD and motor control

Recent advancements in variable frequency drives have transformed these devices to enhance safety features and improve energy efficiency. See three VFD advanced control schemes.

2. How to get more from automation with AI, digital threads

Automate 2024: End-users, system integrators and original equipment manufacturers should expect more from automation, according to Siemens presentations at Automate 2024 by A3, the Association for Advancing Automation, in Chicago.

3. Power quality, harmonics: How to select a variable frequency drive (VFD)

Part 2: Understand the advantages of 36-pulse input drive topology in medium-voltage (MV) motor applications and how medium-voltage VFD design mitigates harmonics and improves power quality.

4. Industrial networking 101: Everything you need to know

Industrial networking is vital to today’s manufacturing landscape. From different types of networks to key components and best practices, this guide will help you navigate the intricacies of industrial Ethernet networking. See video.

5. How to choose a VFD for medium-voltage motors

Understand the advantages of multi-level output drive topology in medium voltage (MV) motor applications. Motor insulation reliability and reflected waves: What to consider when selecting a variable frequency drive (VFD).


Author Bio: Tyler Wall is an associate editor for CFE Media and Technology